Last Word, Feb. 18: turn out the lights?

Why do gas prices vary by as much as 30 cents when you drive around Williamsburg?

Kiwanis Park tennis

I wonder who pays the electric
bill for the tennis courts? At 33
degrees and 9:30 at night, they are
on. This goes on the year around,
regardless of the weather.

Varying gas prices

Gas prices in the area range from
$1.85 (Lightfoot/Route 60) to $1.51
(Bypass). The Lightfoot stations are
consistently 20 to 30 cents higher
than other stations throughout the
local area. It’s time to send a
message to the owners with our
dollars.

Skating rink

My husband and I went for a
walk along Duke of Gloucester
Street over the weekend as we enjoy
the restored area throughout the
year. We had planned to have dinner
at one of the fine dining
establishments at Merchants Square
because, as locals, we feel it is
important to patronize these
businesses during the off season. As
we began our walk, we were
immediately assaulted by the sounds
of Madonna blaring from the ice
skating rink. We might as well as
been walking through CityWalk at
Orlando’s Universal Studios. We
quickly ended our walk and took
our dinner business elsewhere.
While I do not have a problem with
the skating rink itself, its placement
in the heart of the restored area of
Colonial Williamsburg is completely
inappropriate. If the City of
Williamsburg chooses to continue
the ice skating rink in future years, I
suggest it be placed on one of the
empty parcels of land around High
Street, which boasts an urban feel
and ample free parking. I urge CW
not to repeat this lapse in judgment
in the future.

School spending

Tell Dr. Constantino to figure out
how to run the schools with the
budget he has been given. Isn’t that
why we pay him the six-figure
salary?

Sanders not their candidate

If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democrat nominee, those Democrats with money better vote Republican or you’ll lose all your money when Wall Street collapses. The right way to make America great again is through hard work by everyone and not to expect entitlements for doing nothing.

It’s a sad statement that so many young people are voting for Bernie Sanders and therefore, socialism. It makes me wonder what values were taught to those young people by their parents. Maybe parents should teach their children well by telling them about the Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy, where he said, “My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country.”

Recommended

Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital in Toano is worth the drive for the kind of compassion, expert advice and care that only come from values that start at the top and experience that a second generation vet practice provides. My 14-year-old golden retriever recently passed away, quite old for a golden, but Remy's long life was directly attributed to the care he received from Dr. Murphy through the years. I trust ACAH implicitly and our new pup will be very lucky to receive care from them as well.

A huge thank you to Billy with Weather Crafters.  Our furnace went out during the last snow fall and freezing temps.  One after-hours emergency call to Weather Crafters and Billy was at our home within 20 minutes.  He immediately diagnosed a faulty switch, made a temporary fix, ordered the part, and returned to our home to make the permanent fix.  Best part was his great attitude, professionalism, and concern for our comfort.  This local company cares.

Careful, drivers

To the drivers in Ford’s Colony:  It is good that you move over to the left when passing bicyclists on Ford’s Colony roads.  However, please use some common sense.  Do not move over into oncoming traffic.  Do not move over if you are approaching the crest of a hill or are entering a curve when you cannot see if there is traffic coming from the opposite direction.  Wait until you can see that the road is clear.  There have been a number of close calls recently with head-on collisions being narrowly avoided.

Home for refugees

The Pope is going to come to our country and stand at our borders with migrants wanting to come in. Well, my husband had a suggestion, who had spent over 20 years with Immigration:  “Why doesn’t the Pope tear down the wall around Vatican City and get rid of his Swiss guards guarding that wall and open up his borders to the migrants who want to flood into Vatican City?  I’m sure they can handle at least 25,000.”

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